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Greene County holds off implementing furloughs

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An effort to save a county money could have cost county workers a pay check for a little while.

Greene County commissioners say, they're short more than $200, 000; and brought up the idea of furloughs to make up for it.

On Monday, the furlough conversation forced the commissioners meeting to be recessed until Wednesday morning. At the meeting, which lasted more than two hours, county furloughs were put on hold.

Now the county has to come up with other ways to tackle the budget shortage.

Emergency Management Services Director, Randy Skinner, says everything is up in the air right now, and that's scary.

"It cost money to operate. I mean nothing is free, so when something is going to effect your budget, you kind of want to know how is going to effect it; and, right now we're not sure how it's going to effect us," said Skinner.

Greene County has until June 30th to make up for the more than $200,000 budget shortfall.

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